Ribble Valley gymnasts on top form!

RIBBLE Valley gymnasts came out triumphant at Preston City Gymnastic Club’s Floor and Vault Championships.

Saturday, 12th May 2012, 9:00 am

Over 500 gymnasts from across the region took part in the championships, including 41 from Ribble Valley Acrobatics Academy.

For some this was their first time competing and most managed to place in the top 10 of their groups, coming home with an amazing total of 37 medals, seven outstanding achievement awards, as well as a club award.

Alistair Black, Evie Alderson and Isabella Casson went on to win their age groups, while there were gold medals for Aniela James, Maisie Donald, Maddie Simms and Louise Wilkinson.

Jess Turnbull, Abigail Wilkinson, Aniela James, Phoebe Richardson, Emily Maher and Chiara Cafasso claimed silver medals, and Finn Connolly, Isaac Earnshaw, Emily Evans, Lucy Rogers, Rebecca Simmonds, Adriana Cafasso, Hannah Penman and Georgia Wilson came away with bronze medals.

Other competing Ribble Valley gymnasts were Harriet Cave, Ethan Rogers, Ella Thomas, Anna Heeley, Jessica and Anna Hunt, Victoria Stephenson, Alice Barrett, Kiera Tullock, Grace Brown, Eliane Illingworth, Millie Coy, Olivia Blow, Freya Turnbull, George Hennigan, Libby Leach, Charlotte Novack, Freya Black, Olivia Cordeau,Emily Lawrence and Evie Hoyle.

Club coach Toni Connolly is over the moon with all the gymnasts: “Everyone has worked so hard for this and we keep getting better with each competition. This is our greatest success to date.

“A huge thank you to all our gymnasts and parents.”

All gymnasts attend Ribble Valley Acrobatic Academy and Ribble Valley Rhythmic Club.

For more information on gymnastics classes, please visit www.ribblevalleyacrobaticacademy.co.uk